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    Thumbs up Revision + Cloud Manager

    This is a one-stop solution for managing revision clouds and revisions in Revit. It is one of the most popular paid apps in Autodesk App Store. Give it a try!
    I am constantly updating my products in response to user’s feedback. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or problem using the tools, as well as any comments and suggestions. Your feedback is most welcomed!


    REVISION + CLOUD MANAGER (TRIAL)

    REVISION + CLOUD MANAGER

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    FEATURE BLOCK – Revision Cloud Manager
    This plugin finds all revision clouds in the model, group them by revision, let the user select the revision(s) to show in a table. By right-clicking on the column header, it allows selecting which properties need to be shown. It collects all necessary information directly from Revit model, and let the user export the table as Excel file.
    Comments
    This plugin can read and write “Comments” property. End User Assistant plugin can remind Revit user to write something into Comments property as a description. FYI, Comments property supports multiple lines text. To achieve that, type some lines in notepad/Word, then copy-paste it into Comments property. The plugin supports multi-line-text too. Similar to Excel, you need to press Shift + Enter to enter a new line.
    Detail Number
    Many architect prefer to put clouds in a sheet view instead of a regular view for various reasons. If clouds are managed in this way, Revit is not smart enough to tell which viewport the cloud belongs to. This plugin provides this missing function, so all the necessary information is directly collected from model, eliminating the need of manual documentation and minimize the room for error.
    Click “Verify Detail Numbers” in the main menu to start a full scan for all clouds showing in the table. Right click on one row and then click “Refresh“ will update detail number of that row’s cloud.
    Sheet Parameters
    Right click on the table’s header row, or access the drop down menu in the main menu, you can change the parameters/columns showing in the table.
    Export to Excel
    Export all clouds and selected properties as an Excel table.
    Last Edited By
    From version 1.1.0, this plugin can read the history data collected by End User Assistant plugin, and show the user who did the last editing to a cloud.
    FEATURE BLOCK – Revision Manager
    From version 1.2, Revision Manager is available for managing sheets based on revisions. It finds all revisions and sheets in a project, and provides convenient features of managing sheets.
    Select Sheets of Revisions
    Select sheets of selected revisions.
    Batch Assign/Remove
    Select multiple revisions and sheets, assign/remove these revisions to/from these sheets.
    Save Printset
    Save selected sheets into a printset for later use.
    Export
    Export sheet list from selected sheets to an Excel file. You can select what parameters to be included.
    ISSUES
    If the model is large and clouds are on sheets, the time needed for the plugin to find detail numbers for all clouds might be quite long. This issue is caused by Revit’s internal workflow of sheet regenerating.When you hit “Verify Detail Number”, the plugin will give a warning message and an estimation of needed time, letting the user decide whether to proceed now or later. To grant enough time for the plugin to work its way, simply let it run while you are attending a meeting, having lunch or doing other non-Revit tasks.
    After finding the correct detail number for a cloud, the plugin will save it for future use. However, if the detail number of a drawing changes, the saved detail number will NOTupdate. Therefore, you should at least verify detail number once each time you run the plugin.
    FUTURE RELEASES
    As always, suggestions for future releases are most welcomed. Feel free to contact me if you want specific function in the plugin, or if your firm has special demands that could be best met by a more customized tool.

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to see if implementing this add-in would be benficial for our company.
    I've been doing some dry runs for myself so far and there's one thing I think could be added. It would be nice to have an option to sort table by parameter. Now it's sorted by default by Revison Sequence. We would like it to have an option to sort by sheet name or number.

    It's a great tool nevertheless.

    All the best!

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